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Actors Ichikawa Momotarô I as Mori no Ranmaru (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Oda Harunaga (C), and Onoe Tamizô II as Konoshita Tôkichi (L), in the play Hisago no Kawarake

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Triptych: 11.35044 (right), 11.35092 (center), 11.35093 (left) Play: Hana no Maku Hisago no Kawarake Theater: Naka Ikeda bunko impression has a different publisher


Hironobu ga (on right sheet), Hironobu (on center and left sheets)


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 3rd month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #401


Vertical chûban triptych; 73.3 x 53.5 cm (28 7/8 x 21 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35044, 11.35092, 11.35093

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper